Positive Youth Development in the United States: Research Findings on Evaluations of Positive Youth Development Programs. K: Basis of Program/Evaluation Exclusion from Category of Effective Interventions

11/13/1998

Basis of Exclusion Number of Programs Excluded (N = 44)
Low Confidence Design N = 19
  • Weak comparison
  • No comparison
n = 10
n = 9
Medium Confidence Design N = 12
  • Reasonable design but insufficient evidence of group equivalence
  • Earlier or weaker implementation of an effective program
n = 8
n = 4
High Confidence Design N = 5
  • Good design but no outcomes
  • Good design but intervention addressed knowledge or attitudes only
n = 3
n = 2
Information Missing from Evaluation or Report N = 8